Wolf Administration Teams Up to Support Families in Need this Holiday Season

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration Teams Up to Support Families in Need this Holiday Season December 07, 2016center_img Holidays,  Press Release Harrisburg – Today, Governor Wolf and Lieutenant Governor Stack joined cabinet members for the 27th annual Holiday Wish Program gift drive in Harrisburg, which provides donated gifts to about 200 families and 100 seniors, a total of over 900 Pennsylvanians.“I am uniquely proud of the Holiday Wish program because it shows the dedication and generosity of our state employees and reflects the best values of Pennsylvania – concern for our neighbors, generosity freely given to those who need it, and care for those among us who are in need or vulnerable,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “We should all strive to lend a helping hand to our friends, neighbors, and fellow Pennsylvanians and the holiday season is a great time to start.”Cabinet members from the departments of Human Services, Aging, General Services, Transportation, and Labor and Industry as well as representatives from additional state agencies joined the National Guard to celebrate.  Children from local child care providers were also in attendance and received a special visit from Santa Claus.Volunteer state employees and the Pennsylvania National Guard loaded wrapped gifts into military vehicles and delivered them to participating county assistance offices for distribution to the families and individuals.The families and older adults sponsored for the event were identified through case workers at county assistance offices, a senior citizen complex serving older adults in need, and a community action agency. They list a few gifts they would like to receive, and state employees then choose to sponsor a family or individual.“The holidays are really about giving more than receiving. The tremendous outpouring we’ve seen from employees around the commonwealth will make the holidays a little brighter for hundreds of Pennsylvania families,” Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas said. “I am proud to work with people who care this much and I want them to know that we all sincerely appreciate their efforts.”The Holiday Wish program was started in 1989 by a small group of employees from DHS, formerly known as the Department of Public Welfare. Over the years, it has grown to include hundreds of employees in several departments.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

BP and Reliance move on to second phase of India’s deep-water gas field development

first_imgUK’s giant BP and India’s Reliance Industries have sanctioned the second phase of integrated Block KG D6 development, the ‘Satellite cluster’ project, located in the Bay of Bengal off India. The companies are moving forward to develop the Block’s discovered deep-water gas fields in an integrated series of projects, bringing new gas production for India, BP said in a statement on Thursday.The ‘Satellite cluster’ is the second of three projects in the Block KG D6 integrated development. The first of the projects, development of the ‘R-Series’ deep-water gas fields, was sanctioned in June 2017.Together, the three projects will develop a total of about 3 trillion cubic feet of discovered gas resources with a total investment of c. INR 40,000 crore ($6 billion).According to BP, they are expected to bring a total c. 30-35 million cubic meters (1 billion cubic feet) of gas a day new domestic gas production onstream, phased over 2020-2022.Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance, said: “In consonance with our announcements last year to raise domestic gas production, we are delighted to announce the on-schedule progress of the Satellite cluster in the east coast of India. This development supports the country’s imminent need of increasing domestic gas supply and is a firm step towards making India a gas-based economy.”BP chief executive, Bob Dudley, said: “Through our partnership, Reliance and BP are able to develop these discovered gas resources efficiently and economically, working closely with the Government of India. These new developments will produce much needed energy for India’s thriving economy.”Integrated field development of deep-water gas fieldsThe Satellites cluster is a dry gas development and comprises four discoveries with five well subsea development in ~1700 meters water depth, up to ~15 kilometers east and southeast of the producing D1D3 fields in KG D6.The first of the KG D6 projects to be sanctioned, the R-series project, is already in execution phase with all major contracts awarded. The Satellites cluster project will draw on execution synergies with the R-series project being developed concurrently.India today consumes over 5 billion cubic feet a day of natural gas and aspires to double gas consumption by 2022. Gas production from the integrated development is expected to help reduce India’s import dependence and amount to over 10% of the country’s projected gas demand in 2022.last_img read more

Fast Reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s upset of No. 20 Duke

first_imgDurham, N.C. – Syracuse (13-7, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) put the finishing touch on Duke’s (14-5, 3-3) first three-game losing streak in nine seasons, beating the No. 20 Blue Devils 64-62 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Monday night. Tyler Roberson led Syracuse with 14 points and 20 rebounds, while Michael Gbinije chipped in 14 points and nine assists.Here are three takeaways from SU’s third consecutive ACC win.Beast modeRoberson soared through the air, reached behind his head and slammed home an alley-oop from Gbinije with his left hand. The often reserved forward was anything but with his play in the first half, racking up eight points and nine rebounds on the first 20 minutes to counter seven-footer Marshall Plumlee down low.The Duke center posted perfect percentages from the field and foul line, and tacked on six rebounds in the first half while the Blue Devils were without forward Amile Jefferson inside. By the first media timeout in the second half, Roberson grabbed seven more rebounds to give him 16 with 16 minutes left.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe finished with 20 boards, 12 of the offensive variety, and accounted for slightly more than 40 percent of Syracuse’s total in SU’s 49-42 rebounding advantage.No harm, no foulWith 2:21 left in the first half, Gbinije picked up his third foul on a charge call that he didn’t seem to approve of. He sat for the remainder of the opening period but returned to start the second frame. The point guard jumpstarted the SU offense to keep it within striking distance.He scored twice in the lane and hit a 3 before Trevor Cooney and Malachi Richardson hit back-to-back shots from behind the arc to put Syracuse ahead. Most of the senior’s buckets at the rim were in transition, and his lefty layup while shielding off Brandon Ingram gave the Orange a 47-46 lead with 9:05 to play. Then three possessions later, he took a charge to stifle a Duke offense that scored virtually at will.With a little more than five minutes left, Gbinije created separation from Ingram and hit a 3 to put Syracuse up eight before pounding his chest on the way back downcourt. Duke cut it down but never took the lead and Gbinije finished with a near double-double.Quality over quantitySU has been known to live and die by the 3 but on Monday, it was the quality of deep balls the Orange took that paced it past Duke late. The Blue Devils took 14 more shots from behind the arc than SU, but the Orange made one more.Cooney led the charge from distance, shooting 4-of-9, and the Orange hit just enough from long range to hand Duke its third loss in a week. Comments Published on January 18, 2016 at 9:03 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more